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Thread: JTextField string entry with a JButton instead of 'enter' key.

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    Default JTextField string entry with a JButton instead of 'enter' key.

    Is there a way to "grab" the text from a JTextField with a JButton instead of having to use the enter key on the keyboard? Such as an over-loaded JTextField class/method? Thank you!


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    Default Re: JTextField string entry with a JButton instead of 'enter' key.

    Can you explain what "grab the text" means? Where do you want the String held in the JTextField to go?
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    Default Re: JTextField string entry with a JButton instead of 'enter' key.

    Sure; I just want the JTextField content to be copied to an existing string variable but when the user presses a 'calculate' button on the JPanel instead of the user needing to press the keyboard's enter key to do this.

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    Default Re: JTextField string entry with a JButton instead of 'enter' key.

    Add a listener to the button and have the listener's method copy the String from the JTextField.
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    Default Re: JTextField string entry with a JButton instead of 'enter' key.

    I will try that, Norm. Thanks.

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